Thursday, 29 March 2012

Priorities for Indian agricultural development

One of India’s most senior agricultural research leaders presented a seminar on the country’s research priorities in a seminar in Canberra earlier this year.

While the visit was a few months back, the presentation has been in such high demand that another mention wont hurt.
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Thursday, 8 March 2012

Celebrating International Women's Day in PNG

We're so very fortunate to work with some remarkable women in ACIAR. These include women within our organisation, the researchers who help undertake our programs and projects, and importantly, the inspirational farmers involved.

On International Women's Day, 8 March 2012, the theme is "empowering rural women: ending hunger and poverty". This theme resonates strongly with the work we do.

Our Country manager for Papua New Guinea, Ms Emily Flowers, extended her busy-as-usual schedule to arrange for some of the women involved in ACIAR projects to meet with Australian Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs, The Hon Richarld Marles MP, as part of Australia Week celebrations in PNG.

Some of these women are farmers, and some are members of the nations leading female agricultural researchers. They participated in a photo shoot, the results of which we take great pleasure in sharing with our blog readers.